The reading is from Matthew 9:35-38 and the talk looks at motivation. Jesus sends out his disciples the same way he worked and the talk looks at the elements of the three fold ministry of Jesus described in the passage of teaching, proclaiming and healing. The motivation is compassion, pity, tenderness for the crowd as well as the individuals of their pain, loneliness, confusion and inadequate leadership. Jesus saw all people as valuable and gave a compassionate response to human need. The question is, though, whether we see people as Jesus sees them.